Over the past few years, trampoline parks have become incredibly popular, as they are fun locations for children to host birthday parties or hang out with friends after school. Though these are great places for kids of all ages to burn off energy, get exercise, and socialize with peers, injuries can and do happen often at these parks. If you or your child were injured at a trampoline park, understanding the steps you can take to recover compensation for the injuries you’ve endured is vital. The following blog looks into why these locations are dangerous and how to pursue liability with the help of Houston personal injury attorneys.
Why Are Trampoline Parks Dangerous?
These parks can be incredibly dangerous due to the nature of these parks. As with any physical activity, like playing sports or riding a bike, trampoline parks can lead to injuries. However, these are not always the result of negligence, as many can occur just from two visitors bumping into each other or a child landing wrong.
However, it’s not uncommon for the following injuries to occur:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
Though some injuries can be the result of unfortunate accidents, others can be the direct result of negligence. For example, if a staff member isn’t paying attention, an injury occurs because of the failure to enforce rules and necessary safety measures.
Additionally, you may find that if a trampoline fixture is not properly designed, installed, or maintained, those playing on the trampoline can become injured. For example, if the springs aren’t changed on schedule, they can become weak and snap, causing injuries.
If I Signed a Waiver, Can I Still Seek Compensation?
Though you may have had to sign a waiver for your child to participate, you may assume the park has been absolved of all liability. However, this is not always true. In instances of gross negligence, a waiver may not hold up in court, as the companies have a duty to ensure the location is safe for visitors.
You may be able to recover compensation for the medical expenses you’ve incurred because of negligence on behalf of the company or trampoline manufacturer. Additionally, you may be able to recover non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, humiliation, and loss of enjoyment of life.
At the Gonzalez Law Group, our team understands how devastating these injuries can be. What started out as a fun day can quickly turn into a nightmare caused by the negligence of trampoline park staff and equipment. Our firm understands the complexities of these cases. Our dedicated team will do everything possible to assist you through these challenging times. We will examine the waiver to help pursue justice. Contact us today to learn more.